Mantle: 1. Heb. 'addereth, a large over-garment. This word is used of
(1 Kings 19:13,19; 2 Kings 2:8,13) etc., which was
probably a sheepskin. It appears to have been his only garment,
a strip of skin or leather binding it to his loins. 'Addereth
twice occurs with the epithet "hairy"
(Genesis 25:25; Zechariah 13:4)
R.V. It is the word denoting the "goodly Babylonish garment"
which Achan coveted
2. Heb. me'il, frequently applied to the "robe of the ephod"
(Exodus 28:4,31; Leviticus 8:7) which was a splendid under tunic wholly
of blue, reaching to below the knees. It was woven without seam,
and was put on by being drawn over the head. It was worn not
only by priests but by kings
(1 Samuel 24:4) prophets
(1 Samuel 15:27)
and rich men
(Job 1:20; 2:12) This was the "little coat" which
Samuel's mother brought to him from year to year to Shiloh
(1 Samuel 2:19) a miniature of the official priestly robe.
3. Semikah, "a rug," the garment which Jael threw as a covering
(Judges 4:18) The Hebrew word occurs nowhere else in
4. Maataphoth, plural, only in
(Isaiah 3:22) denoting a large exterior
tunic worn by females.